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New Evidence Warrants Permanent Closure of Illegally-Run Alabama Abortion Biz

Life Legal Defense Foundation has provided the State of Alabama with evidence of illegal abortion activity at the unlicensed New Woman All Women abortion clinic in Birmingham. The state seeks a permanent injunction against the illegal clinic, operator Diane Derzis, and abortionist Bruce Norman, whose deliberate violations, despite a March 2012 agreement with the Alabama [...]

911 Call: Abortion Clinic Worker Downplays Woman Bleeding From Botched Abortion

Operation Rescue has obtained a heavily redacted copy of a 911 call placed on July 9, 2013, from Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland, for an abortion patient that was suffering from heavy bleeding. In what appeared to be an over-redaction of public information, questions concerning the nature of the medical emergency were deleted [...]

Why coal has a hit on “America’s Got Talent”

A Kentucky boy has hit big on "America's Got Talent" with a song called "Coal Keeps the Lights On." Why does coal mining continue to wield such resonant power in U.S. culture?

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In Milwaukee, a 76 year old man was found guilty of the murder of a 13 year old boy. Just read this piece from Blair L. M. Kelley. Also, read Robin D.G. Kelley’s piece from Counterpunch. Also, listen to Esther Armah’s “Wake Up call” on all women media panel with Blair Kelley, Joan Morgan and Charisse Jones [...]

The Iranian Government Locked Me in Solitary Confinement for 410 Days. Today, My Thoughts Are with the Hunger Strikers.

Sitting in a nearly empty cell – a metal sink, the blank stare of the white walls, fluorescent lights that never turn off – all you have are your own thoughts. Sometimes they race through your head like freight trains; other times aShow More Summary

Debating Abortion 101: The Best Way to Expose Logical Fallacies

In my last post I talked about something I’ve been noticing recently, that people, especially pro-life nerds like me, are tempted to talk about logical fallacies all the time in conversation. There are several dangers to this. I’ve argued already that the first danger is accusing somebody of a logical fallacy when they didn’t actually [...]

Why climate change has Darwin down for the count

Birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many other animals may not be able to adapt to rising temperatures.

Why Climate Change Has Darwin Down for the Count

If you live near water in the American southeast, you may have run across the green tree frog—or at least heard the species as it croaks (in a sound that kind of resembles rapid fire quacking). It's a small frog that's often found in pet stores. Show More Summary

How Can Pro-Lifers Encourage People to Sidewalk Counsel at Abortion Clinics?

This is a clip from an episode of Life Report called “Shawn Carney on the State of the Pro-Life Movement.” In this clip I asked 40 Days for Life co-founder Shawn Carney how pro-life organizations could better persuade people to participate in sidewalk counseling.   Click the embedded video and it will start at the right place in the interview. [...]

My Plenary Talk (Audio) at the Animal Rights 2013 National Conference

On Saturday, July 29, I gave the plenary talk at the Animal Rights 2013 National Conference. You can listen to the audio here. The title of my talk: “The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights.” I understand that a video will be available at some point, which will allow you to see the PowerPoint presentation. I [...]Show More Summary

Networks Fawn Over Pro-Abortion Filibuster in Texas, Ignore Pro-Life Voices

ABC, CBS, and NBC’s morning newscasts on Wednesday spotlighted Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster against pro-life legislation, hyping how she stood for hours in “comfortable pink sneakers” to stop a vote on the bill. The networks trumpeted how “the unfolding drama topped the list of worldwide Twitter trends”, but ABC and NBC failed to [...]

Superman, Obama, and limits on power

As Obama prepares to give a major climate speech on Tuesday, remember: he isn’t Superman.

Pro-Life Groups Were Wrong to Fight the Ban on Late-Term Abortions

A lot of people have asked me about Georgia Right to Life’s response to the 20-week abortion ban. In case you didn’t know, they made national news by asking the pro-life legislators of Georgia to vote against the pro-life bill when a rape and incest exception was added, a necessary condition of getting it passed [...]

Gosnell Was Bad But Abortion Is Wrong Because It Kills Babies

This is a clip from an episode of Life Report called “Using Gosnell to Start Productive Dialogues About All Abortions.” In this episode Megan Almon from Life Training Institute joined Gabi and me to discuss how pro-lifers can have productive conversations about Gosnell. In this clip, I discussed the common mistakes pro-lifers should avoid when talking about Gosnell.   [...]

A Pro-Life Refutation of the Bodily Rights Argument for Abortion

This is a recording presenting the “de facto guardian” argument at the Students for Life of America Regional Leadership Summit at the University of Southern California (see picture below). During my presentation, I describe both types of bodily rights arguments, discusses the most common pro-life responses to the violinist analogy and why they are unpersuasive [...]

"FrackNation" Part Two: The Koch Industries Ties That Bind

Part one of the DeSmogBlog investigation of "FrackNation" - a film made in response to "Gasland 2" - honed in on the past track records and funding streams of co-directors Phelim McAller and Ann McElhinney. We revealed that Donors Trust/Donors...Show More Summary

Pro-Lifers Should Consider Adopting Kids From the Foster Care System

This is a clip from an episode of Life Report called “Local Experts Clarify Domestic and International Adoption.” In this episode I interviewed Stephanie Grant, Executive Director of Infant of Prague Adoption Services, and Laurel Boylan, Founder of God’s Waiting Children. In this clip, I asked them to explain how adopting children from the foster care [...]

Should Pro-Lifers be “Open-Minded” on the Issue of Abortion?

Tim and Gabi and I discuss what it actually means to be open-minded, (it does NOT mean being wishy-washy,) and whether pro-life people should be open-minded too. Bonus Audio: After wrapping up four Life Report episodes, Tim and Gabi and I hung out to cover some material we didn’t have time to get into earlier in [...]

Pro-Choice Person Becomes Pro-Life After Thinking About Gosnell Case

This is exactly what I’ve been hoping would happen: pro-choice people that think about abortion in a new way because of the Gosnell case, but not stopping there, but then asking a key question: “Is there a morally relevant difference between what Gosnell did and other abortions that are less obviously barbaric?” A Redditor just [...]

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